The Runaways Movie to Start Shooting in March

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 Few dinosaurs outside of Barney have gotten this many hugs. 

THE RUNAWAYS will start shooting in LA in March, according to Production Weekly’s Twitter feed. It’s fitting that such significant news regarding this movie would get revealed in such a discreet way - - something you’d easily miss. That’s really been the over-arching theme of the movie’s production (as well as the comic itself,) hasn’t it? Little people getting big things done while all the attention's on the famous guys. As everybody’s been focused on Marvel’s other movies (and you know just which ones I’m referring to) this flick’s been steadily progressing. First, Peter Sollet (NICK & NORA’S INFINITE PLAYLIST) was announced as the director, then Neil Pearce (NO HEROICS) got hired to do the script before there was a quietly-announced open casting call for the team’s leads.

Two interesting points can be gleaned from the tweets. First, some time between July and August, the starting date got pushed back from January to March 2011. No big deal. The second point is that they’re saying this is also known as SMALL FACES. What could that mean? Will that be the subtitle? Are they changing the name so as to avoid confusion with that Joan Jett biopic from earlier this year? Maybe, probably not. I suspect this is a bit of “insider ball” as “Small Faces” is probably the code name they’re working with to avoid nosey people - - just like how RETURN OF THE JEDI was called BLUE HARVEST during production. Then again, letting it get posted in such a public forum kind-of defeats the purpose, no? 

Anyway… there are meatier questions to be asked.   == TEASER ==

Do you figure this movie’s going to exist in the same movie world that Marvel’s been creating? Will it be done in the same tone as IRON MAN and INCREDIBLE HULK, or will it skew younger? Perhaps to the (oh no!) 90210 crowd?

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#1 Edited by Jordanstine (895 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe keep it open ended for a POSSIBILITY that it can share the Universe of the other Marvel films. 
Wait, no casting rumors?

#2 Posted by shawn87 (2082 posts) - - Show Bio

cant wait for this movie...hope they dont ruin it

#3 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

You got to love Marvel's ideas.
#4 Posted by Augustus Freeman VI (209 posts) - - Show Bio

This movie has me excited I really hope it's done well

#5 Posted by Captain13 (3564 posts) - - Show Bio

I love it!

#6 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (7559 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait and can't wait to see who is going to play everyone. Especially interested to see who will play Lucy in the Sky and Princess Powerful. 

#7 Posted by 321angel321 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they're going to get unknown actors for the parts.
#8 Posted by CaptainUseless (728 posts) - - Show Bio
@Augustus Freeman VI said:
" This movie has me excited I really hope it's done well "
@Jordanstine said:
" Maybe keep it open ended for a POSSIBILITY that it can share the Universe of the other Marvel films.  
#9 Posted by SupremoMaximo (202 posts) - - Show Bio

Same continuity, with phyliss diller playing the part of the dinosaur...

#10 Posted by dondasch (921 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no clue what this is about.

#11 Posted by eldestrisk (616 posts) - - Show Bio

This movie will be better if is not based on the same universe as the other movies. It will give it a chance to grow on its own.

#12 Posted by HT101 (136 posts) - - Show Bio
@dondasch: It's about teens who find out their parents are all supervillains and they go on the run.  They also have powers as well and that is the end of my knowledge of Runaways.  I would love them keep it in the same universe but I'm not sure how they would fit it in since we never heard anything them in any of the other Marvel movies that have come out so far.
#13 Edited by weapon154 (335 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh crap, there no telling what's gonna happen here. I wonder who'll play who!

#14 Posted by ben_scarlet (11 posts) - - Show Bio

The fight with Ultron must be appear xD

#15 Posted by lastdrag0n89 (570 posts) - - Show Bio

SMALLFACES is a band that made a song called RUNAWAY! 
See what they did there

#16 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

I should be able to catch up with the last issues by the time this comes out... 

#17 Posted by The Umbra Sorcerer (8149 posts) - - Show Bio
@dondasch said:
"I have no clue what this is about. "

#18 Posted by daken_2513 (402 posts) - - Show Bio

cant wait for this movie they should keep the name runaways
#19 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18764 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet :D

#20 Posted by CaptainGenisVell (313 posts) - - Show Bio

Better not go all 90210, I love the comic series and the characters.
Wonder if Whedon will help out on it lol

#21 Posted by jezebel (12 posts) - - Show Bio

So excited for this!  I hope they cast some really good unknown actors.  I can't wait to see what Old Lace will look like.

#22 Posted by SimplyPut1012011 (1 posts) - - Show Bio
I would like to start a motion towards whoever is taking part in the making of this movie. pleeeeease don’t use big name actors for the kids. at least not all of them. you need a strong ensemble cast to pull this adaption off and i feel that completely unknown kids (granted, ones who are actually actors) would do the greatest justice to the characters and make them far more accessible to the target audience. plus it would save money and they could afford to put some big names as the members of The Pride to draw in their fan bases as well. All those in favor?
#23 Posted by AVANTxGARDE (54 posts) - - Show Bio

Movies probably gonna suck, But I will def be watching it!!!
#24 Posted by jordama (4106 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Happy Joy Joy.
#25 Posted by SmallFace (2 posts) - - Show Bio

When I checked the casting, I was insanely disapointed Victor Mancha wasn't mentioned. I guess I should have expected. I still have to see this though.
#26 Posted by B'Town (2336 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm excited for this movie, I hope they do it justice.  I don't see how the Runaways would appeal to a 90210 crowd, these are a different kind of kid.   
I can't wait to see this.

#27 Posted by AMP - Seeker of Lost Knowledge (1162 posts) - - Show Bio

Can not wait for the project to be finished and when it does I'm gonna see it on it's opening day...
#28 Posted by cmaprice (817 posts) - - Show Bio

High hopes for this one.
I'm hoping it'll be the same universe as the upcoming batch of Marvel Studios stuff. I'd love to see hints of the Avengers here and there.
Also, I'd really like to see The Swarm (Nazi made of bees-- how can you not love that camp factor?) and Cloak and Dagger on screen in this or perhaps potential sequels, since they're not likely to show up elsewhere. Their appearances were nice touches in the original two volumes of Runaways.

#29 Posted by TheOnlyRealSage (6 posts) - - Show Bio

I was really hoping for Iron Fist or Strange first, but I'm hoping this turns out good.

#30 Posted by Journey Into Chaos (319 posts) - - Show Bio

Awsome can't wait

#31 Posted by Mbecks14 (2029 posts) - - Show Bio

i HOPE HOPE HOPE they do a good job with it!!!! :) 

#32 Posted by fACEmelter88 (598 posts) - - Show Bio


#33 Posted by BuddyBulson (403 posts) - - Show Bio

I bet they will have Chris Evans in it at the end as Cap... but my main question is, do we get to see Cloak & Dagger? they sorta are the main marvel runaways and had a huge part in the first story arc... will they make Molly a mutant?

#34 Posted by MatKrenz (1197 posts) - - Show Bio

Well they better not ruin Chase is all im going to say on the matter.

#35 Posted by Silkcuts (5123 posts) - - Show Bio

So from all the BKV movies Runaways is first out of the gates.  I want me some Ex Machina!

#36 Posted by Aspenite (868 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn! There will be a movie? I´m way behind my time!

#37 Posted by Lovingdamnation (119 posts) - - Show Bio

wow I am actually excited by this, Thor and Avengers all had me interested, but they're not titles I actually read, unless forced to (thanks a lot world war hulk). I knew I'd see the other movies and enjoy them as long as they didn't go horribly wrong. But reading this, wow, I feel like things are finally going to start going my way. I think I actually feel... Happy.

#38 Posted by bingbangboom (735 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope the movie is good but I hate that they are changing the movie title to "Small Faces"... Really? I think it is to avoid confusion with the Runaways movie that was released about the band and bombed at the box office. I hope they do change the title back to "Runaways" as it should be because that is the point. People won't get confused. I also hope they go for a more sort of Goonies 80's adventure vibe, which is how I envisioned the movie being based on the first arc. I don't know who is directing it though but thats the sort of vibe I would go for, especially with the subject matter and how it could work with it. I would also want them fairly young, age appropriate actors so they don't go too old like 25 year old playing a 15 year old.

#39 Posted by DarkSyde79 (213 posts) - - Show Bio

We'll see how this goes...

#40 Posted by TheDreamer89 (38 posts) - - Show Bio

They better not change the name to small faces thats horrible, just use marvel's runaways instead of just runaways, glad to hear they are having open castings though, I guess it's kinda a given with so many characters to cover and limited budget but even so it could go horribly wrong so easy with big name actors 

#41 Posted by dhaikage (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Chloe Morentz as Molly. That is all.

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